The Science of Learning

How the science of learning can shape how we teach.

What should educators know about how human learning takes place? How might our classroom practice be informed by the best available research evidence?

Learning is the process that underpins all aspects of education. Over the last decades, our scientific understanding of how learning takes place and the teaching strategies that can support it has greatly improved. In this evidence-based and engaging session, we will consider the practical implications of the science of learning for designing teaching and learning.

The key outcomes for this session include:

  • Debunk the common misconceptions about how humans learn
  • Understand why creating learning that ‘sticks’ and ‘transfers’ is so hard
  • Explore the 4 keys from cognitive psychology that every teacher should know
  • Examine the surprising truth about what motivates students to learn and persist
  • Build confidence in tweaking your classroom practice to align with what the research evidence is suggesting
Working with Simon is the safest way to make sure a high profile, ambitious event for school leaders breaks new ground and leaves people wanting more. Nobody can engage, challenge, provoke, and entertain a room full of school leaders like Simon Breakspear.
- S. Tierney - Director, Education, Teaching & Learning Strategy Asia, Microsoft
Simon is exceptional in his approach and revolutionary in his ideas for education. He is a great asset to any organisation, looking to gain a refreshing and cutting-edge perspective in improving education.
- INTASE - Organiser of World Educational Leadership Summit 2015
Your keynote address was much appreciated and well received. Thank you for helping us support teachers and their students in schools.
- Joe Alvaro. President, Economics and Business Educators NSW
Your presentation was lively and engaging and a great way to start the second day of the conference! Your ideas and breadth of knowledge internationally were very well received and provoked a lot of discussion afterwards.
- Robyn Vidler. President, AUSTAFE Inc.
Charismatic, earnest and connecting well to every kind of audience, Simon has touched the lives of so many educational leaders, teachers and students. A great facilitator, curator and catalyst.
- Avnita Bir. Principal R.N Podar School Mumbai, India. Board Member, Central Board of Secondary Education
Simon's truly excellent presentation reinforced exactly what we wanted and provided challenges to inspire us further
- M.Piddington - Principal, Sydney Distance Education High School
Simon is a brilliant keynote speaker – engaging the audience with humour and charisma while delivering practical, meaningful content.
- Elizabeth Li - Producer of EduTECH and FutureSchools, Association and Communications Events
Simon maintains a high degree of currency and simplifies the complex, making it readily accessible for others. It is both affirming and empowering to spend time listening to and embracing his content.
- Principal - Campbelltown Primary School Sydney
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